Month of December 2021 (Nat'l Avg $3.385)

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  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Welcome to December , folks. When I say "folks" , I am including he,she,and they and
    any in-between.

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  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks for starting the thread Edwin :D
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Gord , :)

    Filled up yesterday for $3.449 for 87 E10.
    574.0 miles , fcd = 63.3 x .943 = 59.7 MPG.
    9.606 gallons.

    Today , 49 deg F in Naperville , 48 in Elk Grove.
    35.0 miles , fcd = 64.1 x .943 = 60.4 MPG.

    Going to Diane's tonight. Trip is between 17.8 and 18.2 miles ,
    depending on stops.
    This is typically a 74 MPG ( fcd )
    trip in the summer , but I hope to hit 69-70.
    Or at least 69.
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Driving the 2008 Hyundai Accent around looking at the flood situations the last few weeks (166,000 miles & smaller wheels & tires right now), I was pleasantly surprised that it got 42MPG. Probably drove through a little more rain than I usually do, but November was warmer(?) than normal. Right now, the rain & fog look to have a hold of the Cascade Mountains(snow at high elevations?), but the western Washington valley (at least near here) has no rain. So I’ll probably get ready for a drive-about. Ohhhh……the sun is trying to break thru the clouds & my window has brighter sunlight coming in. I see a trace of blue sky! Yeah. I’ll be driving soon. Bye!
    PS…..the drive was very nice, no rain except for a few drops. The lakes that formed on the farmlands are gone, altho the fields are soaked. The sun really didn’t come out, except for filtered light a few times. But, I drove a valley with a 3500foot mountain on one side & a 4500foot ridge on the other, both getting 90 inches of rain per year. No rain on me, but both the mtn. & ridge were wrapped in clouds…..wet too, I bet.
     
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  5. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Wow :cool: thanks for the like in my post from 10 years ago litesong in the “You know you’re a hypermiler when…..” thread :D
     
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  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    A good post that is still good vintage is a good post, INDEED!
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today I came to work from Northbrook via a slightly different route.
    Willow Rd to Milwaukee Ave to Rte 45 to Golf Rd.
    This route is good for time OR miles per gallon.
    Today I chose getting to work in less time.
    43 deg F , 17.8 miles , 37 minutes , fcd = 65.8 x .943 = 62.0 MPG.
    Average speed was 29 MPH.
     
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  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I drove the loaner (Volvo XC60) back home Monday. Then to work Tuesday and got 29.1mpgUS.

    Back home Tuesday and back to work Wednesday, I scraped 30.1mpg.

    Tesla contacted me and said they had fixed the charging issue (replaced a part) and I could pick my car up at 17:00 last night.
    I arranged to leave work an hour early and got there bang on time.
    Managed 34.4mpg over the 46.2 miles which was a good chunk of highway at 55/60 but included some heavy stop/start traffic to get through Nottingham City Centre to the Service Center.
    I put $10.80 of gas in on the way so I could leave it at 1/4 tank as per the loan agreement.
    The stop/start system on the XC60 worked very well. The engine restarted imperceptibly - couldn't hear it re-start at all!
    However, it confirmed my "I don't like SUV's" thinking - I still prefer a normal hatchback or sedan or even a station wagon as you guys call our estate cars!

    Tesla fixed my car and charged it up to 96% (324 miles). They added 302 miles to the range and drove it a total of 0.15 miles.

    I drove it home, managing to turn it fully off not long into the journey (forgot how to drive it!).
    The journey split it into two trips even though I had only stopped for a few minutes at some traffic lights, 41°F:
    3.4 miles - 252 Wh/mi or 4.0mi/kWh
    42.4 miles - 216 Wh/mi or 4.6mi/kWh

    Went to my mother's later on, 38°F:
    4.4 miles - 198 Wh/mi or 5.1mi/kWh
    4.4 miles - 308 Wh/mi or 3.2mi/kWh

    To work yesterday, non-motorway route both ways, 33°F & 37°F:
    19.6 miles - 221 Wh/mi or 4.5mi/kWh
    19.6 miles - 196 Wh/mi or 5.1mi/kWh

    To work this morning, non-motorway route, 37°F:
    19.6 miles - 202 Wh/mi or 5.0mi/kWh

    Range at 197.4 (58.5%)
     
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  9. litesong

    litesong litesong

    How to beat the EPA even at low temperatures? Have Gord drive yer ICE or EV.
     
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  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    12-2-21:
     
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  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 32 deg F in Naperville , 31 in Elk Grove.
    35.0 miles , fcd = 60.1 x .943 = 56.7 MPG.
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 31 deg F in Northbrook , 32 in Elk Grove.
    This commute goes west , then south.
    A tough headwind (W18) caused the Prius to struggle.
    17.8 miles , 30 MPH average speed , fcd = 56.4 x .943 = 53.2 MPG.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 11 deg F in0 Naperville and Elk Grove Village.
    35.0 miles , fcd = 56.6 x .943 = 53.4 MPG.
    Could be worse. Not a LOT worse.

    I did use heat when I was on the highway.
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Oh boy! Here comes WINTER!

    Good job.
     
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  15. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Back home Friday lunchtime, 46°F:
    19.9 miles - 209 Wh/mi or 4.8 Mi/kWh

    Straight to the pub for lunch:
    1.3 miles - 222 Wh/mi or 4.5 Mi/kWh
    Pub to town:
    1.3 miles - 77 Wh/mi or 13.0 Mi/kWh (Downhill if you hadn't guessed! ;))
    Town home:
    2.2 miles - 260 Wh/mi or 3.8 Mi/kWh

    Saturday shopping mall trip, hilly route, 42°F:
    12.8 miles - 249 Wh/mi or 4.0 Mi/kWh
    Mall home, bit of a storm - heavy rain:
    12.8 miles - 271 Wh/mi or 3.7 Mi/kWh

    Went to collect my mother for Sunday lunch, 44°F:
    4.4 miles - 197 Wh/mi or 5.1 Mi/kWh

    She wanted a few provisions so went to the nearby supermarket with the free chargers.
    The 2 working tethered fast chargers were both in use so I had to use the third charging unit where only the 11kWh socket is working and I had to get my cable out of the frunk.
    This was my first charge since the Tesla repair last week.
    Worked ok, just did 10 minutes for 8.57 miles added.
    2.8 miles - 242 Wh/mi or 4.1 Mi/kWh

    Took her back home, 43°F:
    6.4 miles - 264 Wh/mi or 4.2 Mi/kWh

    Back home:
    4.4 miles - 264 Wh/mi or 3.8 Mi/kWh

    First home charge since Tesla repair - 55.2 miles added in 1'40" - all ok.

    To work Monday, non-motorway route both ways, 36°F & 40°F:
    19.6 miles - 222 Wh/mi or 4.5 Mi/kWh
    19.6 miles - 218 Wh/mi or 4.6 Mi/kWh

    Back to free chargers early this morning, fast ones available this time, 33°F:
    2.9 miles - 199 Wh/mi or 5.0 Mi/kWh

    90.4 miles added in 34 minutes. Went for a frosty 2+ mile walk down the canal while I was waiting.

    From charger to solicitors (lawyers / attorneys / liars), 34°F:
    18.9 miles - 245 Wh/mi or 4.1 Mi/kWh - big uphill at the end

    To work from solicitors:
    3.8 miles - 153 Wh/mi or 6.5 Mi/kWh

    Range at 181.4 (54.2%)
     
  16. litesong

    litesong litesong

    All ya needed was a heavy winter motorcycle riding suit…..with heavy gloves & helmet. If the windows fogged up, just roll the windows down & stick your head out the window. Hope there aren’t too many blind spots. :cool::cool:
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 25 deg F in Elk Grove.
    17.2 miles . no highway , no heat.
    fcd = 66.9 x .943 = 63.1 MPG.

    Yes, there was a tailwind.
     
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  18. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    With cars that have automatic grille shutters (like mine), I am wondering if NOT calling for cabin heat when driving on the highway for long periods may actually force the car to decide to open the shutters to cool off the ICE. That would be detrimental to the aerodynamics. I've seen some lower MPG segments on a recent road trip that I cannot account for, even with higher speeds (going with posted speed limit). Maybe it was just because it was the New Jersey Turnpike.

    I don't have enough data since there are additional factors involved, e.g. heat pump heater and whether the car will pull engine heat intelligently to save battery reserves.
     
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  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I recently bought a Sedici riding jacket. With all the liners in , it weighs about 10 lbs. No pants yet. The jacket was $270.
    This thing should be pretty warm , haven't tried it yet.
     
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  20. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    That would not be a very good look... :eek::D

    I've saved my riding leather jacket and an Aerostitch Roadcrafter suit... I don't know what for. Faint hope that I would ever ride again?... Oh, couple of Bell helmets, too.
     
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